Need an easy crochet dishcloth pattern? This pattern is the very first and the most popular of my crochet dishcloth patterns I have created.
This dishcloth pattern uses the half double crochet stitch which makes it work up in a jiffy.
I have started crocheting, and I love it!
It all started with my sister getting married. She had nothing for her kitchen. She made the comment she didn’t have any dishcloths.
I looked around and didn’t find any that I wanted to give her so I decided I would crochet some to give her.
I spent hours looking through YouTube videos, and I taught myself how to crochet. I have to admit; I enjoy it.
I have also included a tip on how to edge your work. Edging was the was the hardest part for me to learn.
Learning how to edge took many Google and YouTube searches to figure it out.
When I first tried edging, my work “grew” and I had more of a bone shaped dishcloth to start with but finally figured it out.
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How to add edging to the crochet dishcloth
If you are like me and have no clue how to single stitch into the sides of the Half Double Crochet stitch.
Basically, you put two single crochets into the area where you chain two.
I devised a plan to help me locate where to put my single crochet edging stitches.
Here is how I know where to put my stitches, I placed a small piece of yarn into the chain two space.
I put one on each side, so I knew what to look for on both sides.
Then you have to pull the scrap yarn out when the time comes. As you can see, your edging stitches are offset from each other.
Supplies for making a crochet dishcloth
For crocheting dishcloths, I only use 100% cotton yarns. Acrylic yarn doesn’t soak up water like cotton. Plus acrylic may scratch delicate dishware and glassware.
Also, for most dishcloths, you should be able to use one ball of cotton yarn.
The only exception is if you use ombre cotton yarn, there is usually less yarn in an ombre ball, and you may need a second ball to complete your project.
Half Double Crochet Dishcloth
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- J Hook or 6.00MM Hook
- 100% Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn – I used Peaches and Creme, or you can use Sugar and Cream
- Yarn Needle
- CH – Chain
- HDC – Half Double Crochet
- SC – Single Crochet
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Row 1: CH 25; HDC into the 3rd CH from the hook; HDC into the remaining stitches of your chain; CH 2 and turn your work.
Row 2-20: HDC into the top of the stitches; CH 2 and turn your work. (Do not CH 2 after row 20 is complete-this is where we apply the edging)
Edging – CH 1 and Turn your work; SC around the dishcloth. Put 3 SC into the corners to help give the dishcloth a rounded corner. After getting all the way around, Slip Stitch and finish off. Then weave the tails into your work.
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